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This tag is for questions about answers: how to answer, whether specific answers are appropriate, and so forth.

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Suggestion: Down vote if you have already answer or made comment in a question [duplicate]

I would like to suggest stackoverflow to fix the down vote system. Currently, someone can be down voted so so so easily by users that they don't know the problem and or the don't answer questions etc....
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Why shouldn't existing answers that don't match the typical pattern of good answers be skimmed only?

I understand generally one should read existing answers before giving another one. This can avoid duplicated answer, add more votes to them, and even when the existing answers miss your point, they ...
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My “answer” has been deleted as not helpful — where can I leave a comment regarding this?

The status the question described is in itself ridiculous after 17 years of existence of C++ exception handling. Sometimes ridicule is the best answer. Google C++ style guide's No-exceptions rule;...
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Deleting downvoted answers to shed down-votes and then posting higher quality content? [duplicate]

I see that this has been marked as a duplicate, I don't think it is a duplicate, the linked question is about deleting down-voted answers for the purpose of removing negative reputation. This question ...
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Set Some conditions to answer my question

Suppose I wish to allow only users who have scored at least 15 in the particular tag to answer my question, Is it possible to set a condition like this while asking a question? So that I can avoid ...
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Revoke the privilege to down vote an answer, from the user who has posted an answer, for that question [duplicate]

Title/Request Elaborated: Down voting an answer is a privilege given to users who have at least 125 reputation points. I am requesting for a feature to prevent users from down voting (other) answers ...
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The answer box should not be at the bottom

The answer box is at the bottom of all answers. If someone has to answer a question he/she has to browse through all the previously written answers. If someone is interested to see others' answers ...
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Split reputation: one for questions and one for answers [duplicate]

This request was triggered by the very recent blog post We’re Rewarding the Question Askers, which announced that now, also retroactively, the askers are given as many reputation points (10) as the ...
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Invisible period after posting to prevent “gimme” answers

I hate to see "gimme teh codez" questions get the code-only answers they're looking for, because it reinforces bad behavior on the part of both the asker and the answerer. The problem is that if the ...
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Add a 5-10 minute delay before being able to answer a question

As seen here, Stack Exchange has a problem where people are answering as quick as possible and putting minimal effort into their answers. To address this problem, I propose that there should be a 5-10 ...
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Indicating education status on Stack Exchange forums

In the age of information and, subsequently, misinformation, I was wondering if sites such as Stack Exchange (and all its companion websites) have considered allowing for users to verify educational ...
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The karma hunter problem: why OPs with more than 1k rep should be able to delete answers

I recently posted this question: Where should AutoLayout code be placed? I was looking for a canonical answer, as the documentation is quite ambiguous on the matter. The question got two answers ...
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Scrutinising Answers - A Problem

I have been part of the Stack Exchange communities since 2011, and I see people commenting on questions, answers, and comments over minor spelling and grammar errors, and about knowledge about a given ...
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Could we revisit the stance on fluff greetings and our no-nonsense approach?

We are currently working on our "new users experience". As a part of that, we have stated that we want to be more welcoming to new users and try to guide them during their first steps on the site. ...
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Health Stack Exchange has rules that violate the general rules [closed]

I have been banned for a week there, because some of my answers there violated rules that nowhere else on Stack Exchange are imposed. The problem is the demand that everything be backed up by peer ...
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Answer Timeout Based on User's Points [duplicate]

I'd like to request an answer timeout feature based on the number of karma points a user has. Purpose: I've been on the site for about two years and noticed that highly experienced (10k+) users are ...
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Don't allow answers to be voted beyond -1

If I recall the reason for voting on answers is so that answers that are "more right" float to the top while answers of lesser value sink to the bottom. That makes perfect sense to me. I don't have ...
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Allow only pseudo-code in answers? [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow, I see a lot of people answering questions with just code. It is not helpful to anyone at all. So, would it be possible to enforce pseudo-code answers? In my opinion, pseudo-code is ...
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Should moderators be allowed to answer questions first? [duplicate]

I post this question because of a condition of human behavior. I don't know the name for it but, it is the phenomenom that we as humans assume that a person with a given label is incapable of erring. ...
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Why do people answer questions when the OP has already accepted an answer? [duplicate]

I just got a notification that someone had added an answer to a several year old question which I had already accepted an answer for. It didn't require any additional answers. Should the OP not be ...
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Can we implement a dead time on answers for high reputation user

Summary: High reputation users on SO come swooping in the second a simple question is posted, and get the first answer in before I've even opened my Python interpreter to test my idea out. This ...
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Warning message for VB.NET questions being answered with C# solution [closed]

I suggest SO to show warning messages for VB.NET questions being answered with C# solution or vice versa.
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Why people are just not serious about my question? [closed]

When I am have considered some problem for days, and come here to see what other people may think. I get full bunch of negative answers and comments! Are SE sites the best place to ask my questions? ...
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Ask & Answer question through voice recording

I was wondering if we could ask a question by recording our voices. It would become much easier and comfortable to ask questions. If someone is too lazy to write a big question, he can simply leave a ...

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